JSPL shares tumble over 7% as CBI files case against company

JSPL shares tumble over 7% as CBI files case against company

JSPL shares tumble over 7% as CBI files case against company

Shares of Jindal Steel and Power tumbled over 7 per cent, eroding Rs 1,161.2 crore from its market value, after a case of alleged cheating and corruption has been registered by CBI against the company relating to the probe into coal blocks allocated during 1993-2005 period.

JSPL's stock ended 8.58 per cent lower at Rs 135.40 on the BSE today. During the day, it tumbled 13.57 per cent to Rs 128 -- its 52-week low.

At the NSE, the stock plunged 7.35 per cent to Rs 136.80. The scrip was the top loser among 50-Nifty scrips.

Following the dip in the stock, the company's market value fell by Rs 1,161.2 crore to Rs 12,387.80 crore.

On the volume front, 35.83 lakh shares of the company changed hands at the BSE, while over two crore shares were traded at the NSE during the day.
CBI spokesperson yesterday said that it is the 36th FIR in connection with its probe in the coal allocation scam.

The fresh case has been registered against Jindal Stripes Limited (now known as Jindal Steel and Power Limited) and unknown public officials for alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating under the Indian Penal Code and Provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, CBI sources said.

Soon after registering the case, the agency yesterday carried out searches at four locations in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.

CBI sources said the case pertains to allocation of Gare Palma IV/1 coal block to Jindal Strips Limited and JSPL.

The company spokesperson had said JSPL reiterates that all its actions are in keeping with the legal framework of the country and that it complies with the law in letter and in spirit.

"JSPL continues to cooperate with all the authorities in a responsive manner," the spokesperson had said.

The company is already facing CBI probe for alleged cheating and misrepresentation of facts in bagging the Amarkonda Murgadangal block in Birbhum district of Jharkhand in 2008.